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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

3-11-13 MCRC Briefs


March 11, 2013

·        Former Legislator Ron Gould Of Mohave County Is Back On The Air – cohosting an hour radio talk show at 11 am, (AZ time), the second Friday of the month on KNTR "SPEAK OUT" Voice of the Free 106.3 FM Listen live www.kntram.com

·        Lt Col Wendy Rogers - US Air Force (ret)- is kicking off her 2014 run for Arizona’s Congressional District 9 between 5-7  pm, March 17 at the home of Dr. Ron  & Kelly Yunis, 3303 N. Manor Drive E., Phx. Rogers, was one of the first 100 women pilots in today's Air Force and will become Arizona’s first Republican congresswoman when elected.  RSVP:  (602) 330-3939 or kel3@mac.com

·        Hair On Fire Host Barbara Espinosa will interview author Carl Schramm at 4 pm, March 12 on    www.blogtalkradio.com/haironfire E-Mail questions to: haironfire@q.com 

·        The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission Will Meet At 5:30 Pm, March 14 at the Evans House, 1100 W. Washington Blvd, Phx. This meeting will NOT be streamed online (No live meeting)  Agenda Info

·        Resolutions Passed By The Maricopa County Republican Executive Guidance Committee  (MCRC EGC) March 7 are posted on the MCRC Web site.  Go to www.maricopagop.org/ or the 3-8-13 MCRC Briefs at  http://briefs.maricopagop.org/  The three resolutions are:
ü  A Resolution Of The Executive Guidance Committee (EGC) Of The Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) In Opposition To The Arizona Governor’s Proposed Expansion Of Medicaid (AHCCCS) In Support Of Obamacare
ü  A Resolution Of The Executive Guidance Committee (EGC) Of The Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) In Opposition To Immigration Amnesty
ü  A Resolution Of The Executive Guidance Committee (EGC) Of The Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) In Opposition To The Unconstitutional Federal Takeover Of Arizona’s Public School System (Common Cause)

·        MCRC EGC Chairman A.J. LaFaro sent a copy of the Maricopa and Pima County Republicans opposition resolutions to members of the Arizona State Legislature requesting that they "Say no to Brewer & Obama."  LD Chairman and their precinct committeemen are encouraged to also send a message to the Governor and state legislators rejecting Medicaid Expansion in Arizona. The Maricopa and Pima County opposition resolutions can be seen at the web sites shown above.

·        LD13 will meet at 6:30, March 12 in the PebbleCreek Tuscany Falls Clubhouse – Chianti Room, 16222 Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear to hear Peter Johnson, Project Specialist from the Governor’s Office, talk about how to apply and get on state boards.  Candidates vying to fill the Maricopa County Board of Supervisor Max Wilson’s seat have been invited to make presentations. Wilson retires, effective March 11, due to health problems.  LD13 Chairman Robert Branch will make a presentation of the Medicaid Expansion. In February Branch made a presentation in behalf of Gov. Jan Brewer’s stand on expanding Medicaid. Tuesday evening, Branch will give the opposition position. PCs will be voting on a proposed resolution regarding the issue. Contact: LD13 Chairman Dr. Bob Branch 602-334-6519.

·        Everyday more names pop up as potential appointees for the position of the District 4 Maricopa County Board of Supervisors positions that was vacated March 11 by long-time Supervisor Max Wilson, who retired due to health problems. Candidates include:
ü  Former state legislator Jack Harper
ü  Former state legislator Jean McGrath
ü  Former state legislator Robert Blendu
ü  IT consultant Joseph Hobbs
ü  Lobbyist Jim Buster
ü  Peoria Mayor Bob Barrett
ü  Former Peoria Mayor John Keegan
ü  Peoria City Councilman Ronald Aames
ü  Goodyear Vice Mayor Joanne Osborne
ü  Litchfield Park Mayor Tom Schoaf
ü  Former Maricopa County Supt of Schools Sandra Dowling
ü  Egg hatchery CEO Clint Hickman
ü  2012 Board of Supervisions candidate Dick Hensley
ü  Greg Smith

·        The Board of Supervisors will make the appointment to fill Wilson’s seat.  You can give them your input at:
ü  Chairman  Andrew Kunasek  akunasek@mail.maricopa.gov   602-506-7562
ü  Dennis Barney  barneyd@mail.maricopa.gov   602-506-1776
ü  Steve Chucri   chucris@mail.maricopa.gov   602-506-7431
ü  Max Wilson   mwwilson@mail.maricopa.gov   602-506-7642
ü  Mary Rose Wilcox  mrwilcox@mail.maricopa.gov   602-506-7092

·        Volunteers Needed: Maricopa County Republican Headquarters - West Needs Volunteers for four-hour shifts at the Sun City office, 10050 Bell Road (NW corner of 99Ave/Bell Rd).  The office has two-staffers per shift. Several shifts are open.  There are many exciting events planned for the immediate future including fund raisers, training programs, speakers, and other projects that require a variety of skills.  Volunteers have an opportunity of interfacing with elected officials, district chairmen, precinct committeemen as well as the public. Stop by or call 623 977-4532.

·        The Sun Lakes Republican Club Will Feature "The State Of The State" with guest speakers State Senate President Andy Biggs and former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas at 6:30 pm, March 12 in the Arizona Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. The public is invited. Rep Tom Forese ( LD 17) will provide an update on AZ Legislation.  For more information: www.slgop.org ,

·        The Arizona Conservative Coalition (formerly the Pachyderm Coalition), has released its latest update to its legislator ratings.    legislative ratings This week Sen. Kimberly Yee and Rep Steve Smith, Carl Seel, Steve Montenegro, Warren Petersen, Darren Mitchell, and David Kwasman ranked over 90% in voting in support of Republican principles. 

·        The Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Fund Raising Committee Has Scheduled A Yard Sale from 8 am to 2 pm, March 21 and March 22 at the home of Phyllis and Peter Lee, 18825 N. Conestoga Dr., Sun City. Please bring sale items to the Lee home March 18 and 19. The committee will price items on March 20. An alternative drop off is the MCRC office, 99th Avenue/Bell Road (NW corner).  Volunteers can call 623-583-5987.

·        The Northern Arizona University College Republicans are planning a trip to Washington DC for CPAC March 13-18.  In order to send students they are selling raffle tickets for a Tasers C2 that retails for $400. Tickets are $5 each or $5 for $20.  To purchase tickets ask an NAU CR or send money to Northern Arizona University Union, NAU College Republicans, P.O. Box 6036 #116, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Contact Information:480-406-0299   naucollegerepublicans1@gmail.com All proceeds benefit the CRs.

·        The City Of Glendale Will Hold At 6 Pm March 12 Public Meeting And Open House at the Arrowhead Towne Center, 7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center, #1184, Glendale on the Transit Center Study.  An informal open house will be held from 3-6 pm.  Contact: Transit Manager Matthew Dudley,   623-930-3507   mdudley@glendaleaz.gov 

·     The Colorado River Tea Party Cookbooks Are Now Available For Sale.  They are $12 per book. To purchase contact Shari David at 928-581-0618, e-mail sdavid222@hotmail.com or Sandy Brown at 928-345-3589, e-mail lcssbrown@roadrunner.com.      www.coloradoriverteaparty.org

·        The New Chairman Of The Greenlee County Republicans Is Suzanne Menges   Bf4dnnr@Yahoo.Com

·        Secretary of State Ken Bennett will speak at the Fountain Hills Republican annual breakfast at 9 am, March 16 in the the Fountain Hills Community Center featuring Secretary of State Ken Bennett as the speaker.The catered breakfast is $15 for club members and $17 for non-members. Children under 12 are free. For reservations contact Club Treasurer Edith Stock at 480-294-7093 or by e-mail at eestock_33@yahoo.com    or  go to http://www.fjrepublicanclub.org/   

·        The March Issue Of School Reform News Reports Public Officials Are Meeting Behind Closed Doors In States Across The Country To Plan Implementation Of New Common Core Math And English Language Standards, shutting out the parents whose children will be affected by the standards and the taxpayers whose money will fund the implementation.


·        CPAC 2013 Starts Next Week With Most Of The Meetings Being Held In DC on Friday and Saturday. Info about the 46 speakers and meetings: http://conservative.org/cpac/2013

·        Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham’s named executive team:
ü  Gretchen Conger Martinez  - Chief of Staff,
ü  Chad Heywood - Executive Director.
ü  Tim Sifert - Communications Director, and
ü  Laddie Shane - Executive Assistant.

·        Maricopa Board Of Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox Recall efforts.  Contact: Ron Harders at hbaronaz@msn.com

·        “Stop the Recall” on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpairo Recall. Contact: John DeCarlo  stop.the.az.recall@gmail.com or or call 602-486-4725. 

·        Editor’s Note:  Go to Please go to http://briefs.maricopagop.org/ to see the daily posting of the Maricopa County Republican (MCRC) Briefs and the MCRC/GOP Events Calendar. Past issues are listed in the archives on the left hand column.

·        Editor’s Note:  The deadline for calendar event listings is Friday noon. Events occurring in Maricopa, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Pima, Pinal, and Yavapai currently appear on the calendar as submitted by the various county organizations.  To be added to the list send your information to repcomm@cox.net

·        MUST SEE:  A Salute To "Rural America"    Ram Trucks Super Bowl Commercial "Farmer"
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·        Options For Consideration Active Shooter Training Video  Here It Is Folks. Nappy’s ‘Protect Yourself With Scissors’ Solution.
·        Arizona Senator Aims To Tighten State Medical-Marijuana Laws   Sen. Kimberly Yee has become the go-to legislator for bills involving Arizona’s medical-marijuana law.
·        Gov Jan Brewer’s Web Site   http://www.azgovernor.gov/Medicaid.asp




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